Thank you for taking an interest in commissioning me Please be sure to read my Terms of Service (ToS) before paying - paying for a commission acknowledges that you have read and agreed to my ToS. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask
Any and all commission inquiries may be sent to email@example.com
Firstly, if you're interested in a commission, I need information from you! Here's an example form you can use, if you'd like, that includes the sort of information I'm looking for:
- Email address: (for correspondence & sending files)
- Medium: (traditional or digital?)
- Style: (sketch? lineart? cartoony/cellshaded? realistic?)
- The Idea: (brief description of your idea for the image, what's going on)
- Subject(s): (description of any characters)
- Background: (description of any background)
- Desired Size: (roughly how big you want the image, in pixels or inches)
- Limited Budget? (if possible, I can try to keep the image within your budget - may not be possible)
- Deadline? (if there's a deadline, please let me know ASAP! please give me at least 3 weeks' notice!)
- Commercial Rights? (if you need the commercial rights for the image, please let me know!)
- Original? (if it's a traditional commission, do you want the original, and if so, what's your address?)
- Private? (if you want the commission to be kept a secret, please tell me!)
Next, I will give you a price quote, and we can discuss time and money required for what you'd like done. This will likely include waiting on a waitlist, although in rare occasions I can immediately attend to a person's requests.
When it's your turn and I'm ready to start your commission, I will confirm your interest and require a minimum 50% advance payment before work can start. I accept Paypal only. Upon receiving payment, I will draw up a rough sketch for you and send it to you for review.
At this point, we discuss any necessary revisions required before I move on. Once you confirm the revisions, any future major revisions (including redraws and/or changes in original commission information) may result in additional charges to be determined by me on a case-by-case basis.
While working on the image, depending on its complexity, I will likely send you work-in-progress (WIP) images for you to review, and you may request minor changes as I work. Any major revisions that could have been requested at earlier reviews may incur additional charges.
Once I have completed your commission, I require full payment (if not already paid in full) before sending you your finished work. If you requested the original copy of a traditional commission, you are responsible for paying any material, shipping and handling costs. If you requested a digital piece, I will send you all original files (including .psd and .ai files) as well as a full-resolution, unwatermarked .jpg file.
Unless otherwise negotiated ahead of time...
- I must be able to contact you reliably. Failure to respond in a timely manner (within two weeks) may result in you losing your commission spot.
- I require an advance payment for all commissions, no exception, due when I'm ready to begin work.
- A rough sketch and any WIPs will be sent to you for review and minor revisions - any major changes to the original commission information may result in additional costs at my discretion.
- We both have the right to publicly display the artwork online or elsewhere, or otherwise make personal usage of the artwork.
- In cases of original commissions, you are responsible for any and all shipping and handling costs, and I will not be held responsible for anything damaged or lost in the mail.
- In cases of adult subject matter, you assert and affirm that you are of legal age to view and purchase items of an adult nature by commissioning me.
- I retain ALL commercial rights to the artwork. You cannot make commercial use of the artwork without my permission.
- You retain ALL commercial rights to your personal characters in the artwork. I cannot make commercial use of the artwork without your permission.
- I retain the right to modify, edit, or reuse the artwork in part or whole following commission completion at my discretion.
- You retain the right to modify, edit, or reuse the artwork in part or whole following commission completion at your discretion, provided it is not for commercial use.
- I retain the right to cancel a commission at any time should you a) violate my rights, b) fail to respond or send payment in a timely manner (several weeks), c) harass or threaten me, or are otherwise rude or hostile.
- You retain the right to cancel a commission at any time for any reason, but money cannot be refunded for work already done (even if incomplete). Cancelling a commission results in your losing your commission slot.
I prefer wildlife, nature, fantasy, dark, and anthro art. I tend not to prefer urban, industrial, technical, or mechanical subjects. I am willing to do mature or erotic artwork, and will consider any subject, although I reserve the right to decline the request.
In short, I will happily consider any and all subject matters, but may not necessarily accept them for commission. Certain subject matters that I find challenging may result in additional costs.
Unless otherwise negotiated, I work on each commission on the waiting list in roughly chronological order, but waiting list order is susceptible to change in accordance to client responses or lack thereof. Therefore, any estimate of waiting time is approximate and subject to change without notice.
Please allow at least three weeks' notice for any deadline. Failure to give proper notice may result in a non-negotiable "rush" fee.
The wait list can be found in my deviantArt journal and is updated every few days.
I accept Paypal only as a personal payment to firstname.lastname@example.org, although in rare exceptions I will accept a trade instead. I reserve the right to request funds in either USD or CAD at my discretion. This is to ensure I lose a minimum amount of money to Paypal fees.
Please be straightforward, polite, and patient. You are entitled to be picky about your commission, but ensure that any criticism is constructive, directed/specific, and helpful - I cannot improve the work if you merely tell me "it looks wrong" when you really mean "his face is too thin and nose should be longer." Feel free to be casual